Napkins Bar and Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Napkins Bar + Grill, situated in the heart of downtown Napa offers a straightforward yet sophisticated menu of American cuisine with a global influence. Come enjoy Napa's favorite happy hour in our bar, bring friends for lunch and dinner in our colorful dining room or enjoy endless mimosas on the patio for brunch. Our seasonally inspired, and locally sourced menu offers something for everyone - pair your meal with a glass from our extensive wine list or a signature cocktail from our full bar.
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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Come often, always a great experience. Came out for brunch with friends of out of town. This usually is my go to spot. Can’t miss.

y
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the endless Mimosa there are like 5 different flavors try them all and enjoy

HW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! The drinks are delicious! Perfect for family, friends or any get together.

ED
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Napkins is my Sun brunch spot when I am in town. Livelier crowd during football season with a mix of locals and tourists.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Made reservations on October 1st and thank god I called on the day (October 26) because we were NOT on their list! Asked in comments on reservations for a window table. Seated at a tiny table not near a window. Husbands salmon salty. Calamari appetizer had more hot peppers, lemons and other vegetables than calamari. Waitress was nice but too busy for us. Had to wait for wine. Will probably find another restaurant to share our money with.

P
Savannah
50 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place can get quite noisy as it fills up. Only a few beers on tap … yes I know we're in Napa, but after wine all day, a beer with a meal might be in order, sooooooooooooooo 'beef up' the draft beer selection. Wine list is quite good and the food is very good. Some wait staff are hard to understand.

L
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Stopped in for lunch. Very pleasant. Nice service. Good food. Would return.

F
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great, but everything about the service was SLIW. Took 15 minutes to get cocktails!

h
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, varied menu, generous portions... overall a pleasant evening!

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Had a date night at Napkins on a Saturday night. Service was great. Food however was underwhelming. I ordered the bbq ribs accompanied by cornbread and Cole slaw. Ribs were great nice flavor but dry. My partner ordered the Wagyu sandwich. The sandwich was oily, dense and the wagyu was overcooked.The Wagyu sandwich could definitely be better, would not recommend. The bread pudding desert definitely 10/10.

SB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

It was so loud that you couldn’t hear yourself think. That coupled with mediocre food (albeit excellence service) means we won’t be back.

TD
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Outside tables are great for people watching since the location is smack in the middle of Napa. All the food was tasty and good portions.

A
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great customer service!!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baby back ribs were delicious! Waitress was friendly and attentive.

s
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food great. Service also great. Noise level was deafening 🤪🤪🤪

G
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Napkins. We will return. The cocktails were unique and tasty. Our appetizer, queso fundido, was so good. We shared a large Caesar salad. Very good. I had the seafood plate with salmon, mussels and clams! Delish. I love the curry sauce. No big mound of rice which I appreciated. Some tasty garlic bread in lieu of rice. My fiancé had the fresh swordfish. Terrific. Our server, Jasmine, was a pro. Attentive, not hovering. A great place and just a couple blocks from the Uptown Theatre which was our destination.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, amazing staff and delicious food

H
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating with great service. Salads and entrees were loved by all great calamari

j
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and good service in a busy restaurant.

BK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Definitely recommend -

h
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

You can do a lot better in Napa! The food tasted like something you would get at a hotel banquet dinner. And the whole experience was rushed leading me to believe they pre make dishes and send out when it’s your turn. Go somewhere else!

NY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Short ribs were fatty. Felt a bit rushed through dinner. Then had to ask for check twice. Overall very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had low expectations because of a groupon, left incredibly surprised with how awesome cocktails and food were. If this place was back back home, it could easily be my go-to.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter Ricardo AMAZING!!!!

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was very flavorful and the portions were nice.

MM
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we really enjoyed it. It was really nice to sit outside. Tried the "What the Fig" cocktail because it sounded interesting and was really creative. It was a great start to a delicious dinner. Debated on a few entrees but went with their chicken they are known for. It did not disappoint. Would have jumped into their dessert menu but exercised some self restraint. Service was spectacular! We look forward to coming back.

GR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was much better than expected. Our waitress was over the top with kindness. Not only did she have knowledge about Napkins but her directions of Napa and the surroundings were exceptional. I will definitely will return to this hidden oasis.

OT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great and great location to enjoy the downtown Napa atmosphere!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience at Napkins. We reserved outdoor seating so we could hear music from Napa City Nights and the weather was perfect. Our server was very attentive and efficient. The food was amazing and the portions were hearty. We will definitely be back!

CS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friend & I went here for the first time on July 4th. Things were hectic, but the staff keep their cool & everyone was helping out where ever needed. The food was excellent & arrived quickly given the very busy night.

Will definitely go again!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was good. Service was subpar. However, it was July 4th and they were very busy with a line out the door. Bread arrived just before dessert.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great casual dining by the Napa riverfront. Friendly staff, great overall experience!

S
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our favorite place. We go every Sunday, unless we're out of town. Love, love, love the food and everyone that works there. Super Place!

o
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent service; nice atmosphere;

VA
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The restaurant is fine to have a drink at the bar or sit outside. The food I did not like at all, the wellington vegetarian option was disappointed the dish was cold and the vegetables were not cooked. My husband's chicken dish with mashed potatoes was not fresh. The beer was hot and they did not have cold glasses to serve it. Or we chose bad day to visit the "restaurant" or the restaurant is not good ... Well disappointed.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We politely changed our reservation of outdoor seating to indoor seating per staff request when we arrived 15 minutes prior to check in time at the restaurant then were re -seated upon being seated indoors to accommodate a larger party. The server did his best not to rush us out. We were rushed. The food was good. My company and I were on a breakfast brunch adventure that month preferred an old place in Sonoma and our preferred was a place in American Canyon.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING! The cornbread with honey butter and mac and cheese sides are the best thing you will ever put in your mouth. Our waiter David Seldon was very attentive, wonderful, and sweet.

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of my fav go-to places, whether business clients, family in town, long lunch or taking friends out. This place is an easy choice. As a Year End Dinner for the Officers in our non-profit, I was excited to share this spot. Because of our "larger party" (7), we were in a back room. Great to keep the "noise to a low roar, but it also kind of took away from the ambiance and it was HOT. With no AC on a very warm evening, we left before dessert. The staff was all wonderful, noting they felt poorly for our heated space, food was top notch, the ladies all enjoyed their meal and we will be back!

n
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was average, service was very good.

S
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. We go there almost every Sunday for brunch. It has a beautiful decor and everyone treats us like family. The atmosphere is delightful and on Sundays they usually have a musician playing a guitar and singing favorites. The food is consistently excellent. My favorite is their ham and cheese omelet and I ask for a side of pico de gallo (chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, with lime juice) and sour cream. It comes with wonderful potatoes, grilled onions and bell peppers. I also get a warm bagel with cream cheese. I end up eating half my breakfast and save the other half for leftovers that evening.

I've also eaten there for dinner and the food is always the best. Their salmon is perfect! I'm hooked on Napkins and I've never had a bad meal there. You can also bring your pets and sit outside in their sidewalk seating.